I Know This Much Is True Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which president is in charge of Operation Desert Shield during the time of the antiwar protest?

2. Thomas says that Ray is jealous of _______ special plans for him, according to the therapy tape.

3. Whose picture is the biggest in Ma and Ray's room, as Dominick notices when he's sitting there?

4. Who is forbidden to have male visitors while her family is away, though she does so anyway?

5. At sometime in the past, Dominick, Leo, and Ralph all did a ___________ together, according to the book.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Dominick recall lying about in third grade which he now feels guilty about doing?

2. Who is revealed as being Dominick's father when Ray breaks his promise to Ma and tells Dominick?

3. What does seeing young dance students trigger in Dominick when he goes to see Patel and Sheffer?

4. What are the therapy techniques which Dominick objects to, as they are causing one person in his life to be at blame?

5. What does Papa find out about Prosperine and Ignazia has he searches the kitchen for poison?

6. What does Ma forbid the boys from telling their stepfather when they are coming back from the movie theater?

7. What does Papa do since he can not trust Prosperine to not poison him as they are living together?

8. What does Dominick grow impatient with when he is talking with his brother a day before the amputation?

9. Who tries to assure Dominick that Thomas is fine at the place where he is recovering?

10. What happens to the memoir by Papa which Dominick decides he wants to translate for himself?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Even though he was abused, Dominick refuses to say that Ray was inhuman as a person.

Part 1: Why do you think that Dominick seems to still stick up for Ray's actions?

Part 2: Do you think you might have a different reaction to the actions of Ray?

Part 3: How do you think that Dominick could be so seemingly forgiving of Ray?

Essay Topic 2

Ray seems to mock the twins, no matter what they do or how they act in their lives, causing them to never feel completely loved or accepted.

Part 1: Why do you think Ray is unaccepting of the twins, no matter what they do?

Part 2: Why do you think Ray mocks Dominick for making the dean's list in school?

Part 3: Why do you think Ray reprimands Thomas for not getting better grades in school?

Essay Topic 3

The choice that Thomas makes in order to protest the war for himself is a drastic one.

Part 1: Why do you think Thomas makes the choice he does in order to protest the war?

Part 2: What might you have done if you didn't want anyone to fight in a war anymore?

Part 3: Do you think there are other people like Thomas in the military today?

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